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Professional Certificate in
Applied Corporate Finance

What you will learn

  • How to apply a variety of financial techniques – including shareholder returns, valuation, financial modelling and risk management.
  • Understand how to grow and safeguard stakeholder value.
  • How to apply and explain accruals & accrual accounting.
  • Evaluate opportunities, projects and alternative capital providers from a financial perspective.
  • Understand debt & equity capital markets, loan markets and private equity.

Building on the ‘Foundations of Finance’ course, completing your Professional Certificate in Applied Corporate Finance will give you a rigorous understanding of universal financial concepts, & the skills & confidence to apply them.

From cash flow, debt & valuation, to the perspectives of shareholders & other stakeholders, understanding how to interpret - & prepare - financial information can make the difference between beneficial & catastrophic decisions in all organisations.

Whether you want to brush up your knowledge of capitalisation, amortisation & revaluation, are responsible for a budget or financial accounting, or need to present a proposal to a panel of financial decision makers, this program provides a straightforward & practical financial toolkit you can use across the board.

Expert instruction
2 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
3 months
3 - 5 hours per week
Discounted price: $358.20
Pre-discounted price: $398USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. UniversityofCambridge's Applied Corporate Finance Professional Certificate

  2. 3–5 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Sustainable businesses need to earn consistent and predictable profits. Find out what terms like ‘internal rate of return’, ‘discounted cash flow’ and DCF analysis actually mean in practice and how you can use them to the advantage of the business.

  3. 3–5 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    An organisation’s sustainable cash flows and its accounting profits (or losses) are both supremely important, but they can be very different. Explore the differences between debt and share capital, fact and judgement in financial reporting and financial markets, and understand and apply terms such as capitalisation, depreciation, amortisation and revaluation.

    • According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, both financial analyst positions and corporate finance executive positions are expected to grow at a rate of 6% between 2018 and 2028.
    • Financial analysts can expect a median salary of $85,660 and a chief financial officer and other top professionals in the corporate finance field can expect a median salary of $184,460, according to the BLS.
    • Career prospects include an accountant, financial advisor, financial account manager, financial analyst, or business analyst.

Meet your instructor
from University of Cambridge (UniversityofCambridge)

Doug Williamson
Course Tutor
Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge

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Discounted price: $358.20
Pre-discounted price: $398USD
2 courses in 3 months
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